Tag Archives: Fantasy

Dragon’s Crown Vol. 1 (Udon)

Rating: 4/5 – A Video Game Manga Gets It Right By Not Denying What It Is by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow Manga…heck, anything…based off a video game property can be hit or miss. If you’re not faithful enough to the … Continue reading

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Goblin Slayer Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3/5 – Just Like the Title Implies… Goblins are Slayed! by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow One of the great things about manga – as with most forms of entertainment – is also one of the worst things about it: … Continue reading

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Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 4.5/5 – Love and Loki Come Together in a Charming Tale by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. I came across this one kind of by accident. It seems flavor-of-the-month these days to have a manga title with a run-on sentence, … Continue reading

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Chaika, The Coffin Princess Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 3.5/5 – By Any Means Necessary – Decrease the Peace by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. One of the worst things that could happen to a sword-for-hire is, of course, a long stretch of peace in the kingdom. In the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Seven Seas)

Review: 5/5 – A Gripping Chronicle of a Young Girl’s Rise to Power by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. If you were a fan of the movie Labyrinth, and always felt there might have been a bit more to the relationship … Continue reading

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Requiem of the Rose King Vol. 1 (Viz)

Rating: 5/5 – Shakespeare’s Greatest Plays Without All the Iambic Pentameter by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. The problem with William Shakespeare is that we’re not treated to the really good stuff when we read him in high school. Sure, Romeo … Continue reading

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Akame ga Kill! Vol. 1 (Yen Press)

Rating: 4/5 – It’s Exactly What You Expect…Except When It Isn’t by ComicSpectrum reviewer Al Sparrow. Full disclosure time: I’d planned on giving this book a pass. Yet another young boy goes to the big city to develop his fighting … Continue reading

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